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January 13, 2012 - Postfire Regrowth in the Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Before
Landsat 7
March 21, 2005
Dominican Republic Middle
Landsat 7
July 27, 2005
Dominican Republic After
Landsat 5
February 10, 2011
Dominican Republic Before
Dominican Republic After
March 21, 2005 February 10, 2011
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In March 2005, large fires burned rainforests in the Cordillera Central in the Dominican Republic. The fires started in José del Carmen Ramirez National Park, on the lower reaches of Pico Duarte, the country's highest mountain. The March 2005 Landsat image above shows the burned mountain slopes as dark brown, unburned forest as green, the hot fire fronts glow red, and the thick smoke appears blue. The dark green covering the fire scars in the February 2011 image indicates the regrowth of the forest lands. For more information, visit the Image of the Week section of the EROS Image Gallery.